Nigeria will face Australia, Ireland and Canada in the group phase of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup following the draw which took place in Auckland on Saturday.
Holders and four-time champions the United States will face the Netherlands while Megan Rapinoe’s United States will also meet debutants Vietnam and a play-off winner at the finals in Australia and New Zealand.
The draw for the 2023 Women’s World Cup seems not to be kind to perennial African champions, Super Falcons.
Nigerians, drawn into Group B alongside Ireland, Canada and co-hosts, Australia, are close to the worst-possible result from the draw, and undoubtedly, the ‘Group of Death.’
Canada is the reigning Olympic champions and recently beat hosts Australia in back-to-back games last month despite fielding an understrength squad. They are the highest-ranked opponent (seventh) the Falcons could have drawn from their pot.